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Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE)
Zaira Suarez, AIA

The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is a large and active group of architects and allied professionals concerned with the quality and design of all types of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities while promoting the exchange of ideas, best practices, and resources around learning-environment design.

Through this platform, we hope to enhance knowledge around architecture, pedagogy, culture, wellbeing, and safety in our schools. Additionally, the new committee will strive to cultivate greater connections between school design and local neighborhoods across Northern Virginia and beyond.

Throughout the year, the CAE organizes building tours, networking events, and hopes to promote relationship building between designers, local school districts, and government officials on pressing school issues while upholding a connection with the National CAE and other local CAE committees.

The committee typically meets once a month. Meeting dates and times can be found on the Chapter's calendar of events.

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Learn more about what the National Committee on Architecture for Education is doing.